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U.N. Warns of Humanitarian Crisis in Syria’s Besieged Eastern Ghouta

HeadlineNov 10, 2017

The Syrian Army has declared victory over ISIS in Syria, after the army says it seized control of Abu Kamal, the final ISIS-controlled city inside Syria. Meanwhile, the United Nations is warning of a humanitarian crisis in eastern Ghouta, which is besieged by the Syrian Army. U.N. humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland says 400,000 civilians are in acute need of aid, which has been blocked by the Assad government.

Jan Egeland: “This epicenter of suffering has 400,000 civilians—men, women and children—in a dozen besieged towns and villages. I feel as if we’re now returning to some of the bleakest days of this conflict again. At least the fears are that we are now returning with civilians in crossfire in too many provinces at the same time.”

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